Famous Black Activists

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 
Malcolm XMalcolm X
19 May 1925, American
Activist

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
1820 AD, American
Abolitionist

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American
Activist

Candace OwensCandace Owens
29 April 1989, American
Political Activist, Commentator
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965, American
Actor
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist
Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American
Philanthropist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952, American
Actress

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
27 April 1927, American
Civil Rights Activist, Author
Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Lena HorneLena Horne
30 June 1917, American
Singer

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
10 January 1947, American
Activist

Medgar EversMedgar Evers
02 July 1925, American
 
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Paul RobesonPaul Robeson
09 April 1898, American
Singer, Actor & Civil Rights Activist
Solomon NorthupSolomon Northup
10 July 1807, American
Author

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist

Stokely CarmichaelStokely Carmichael
29 June 1941, Guinean, Trinidadian, American
 
Ken CarterKen Carter
13 February 1959, American
Coach

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
05 September 1939, American
Civil Rights Activist
steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946, South African
Anti-apartheid Activist

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957, American
Activist

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator
Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936, South African
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist

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Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
07 February 1972, American
Actress
Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932, South African
Singer

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker
09 November 1731, American
Compiler of Almanacs

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist
Quinton AaronQuinton Aaron
15 August 1984, American
Actor
Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer
06 October 1917, American
Civil Rights Activist

Olaudah EquianoOlaudah Equiano
1745 AD, Cental African
Anti Slavery Activist

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
01 April 1940, Kenyan
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
21 February 1936, American
Lawyer
A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
15 April 1889, American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights

Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Politician

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

Hosea WilliamsHosea Williams
05 January 1926, American
Civil Rights Leader
Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
23 September 1863, American
Civil Rights Activist

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee
01 February 1972, Liberian
Peace activist
Tindyebwa Agaba WiseTindyebwa Agaba Wise
 , British
Emma Thompson's Son

Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic

Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980, Canadian
TV Host
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858, American
Author, Educator

Lovemore MadhukuLovemore Madhuku
20 July 1966, Zimbabwean
Politician
Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Politician

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
29 May 1972, American
Actress

Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
28 May 1934, American
Educator

Nkosi JohnsonNkosi Johnson
04 February 1989, South African
Activist
Anita HillAnita Hill
30 July 1956, American
Attorney

Tarana BurkeTarana Burke
12 September 1973, American
Activist

Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968, American
Motivational speaker

Elijah CummingsElijah Cummings
18 January 1951, American
Politician
Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974, American
Writers

Marsha P. JohnsonMarsha P. Johnson
24 August 1945, American
Civil Rights Activist
Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983, American
Writer

Bayard RustinBayard Rustin
17 March 1912, American
Activist

Bobby SealeBobby Seale
22 October 1936, American
Political activist
Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician
Bernice KingBernice King
28 March 1963, American
Actress

James MeredithJames Meredith
25 June 1933, American
Writer

Jonas SavimbiJonas Savimbi
03 August 1934, Angolan
Angolan Political leader
Ella BakerElla Baker
13 December 1903, American
American activist

Alveda KingAlveda King
22 January 1951, American
Politician
Max RoachMax Roach
10 January 1924, American
Musician

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941, Nigerian
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

Vernon JordanVernon Jordan
15 August 1935, American
Lawyer

Amílcar CabralAmílcar Cabral
12 September 1924, Bissau-Guinean
Politician
Funmilayo Ransome-KutiFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti
25 October 1900, Nigerian
Teacher, Politician, Activist
Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton Robinson
18 August 1911, American
Activist

Chali 2naChali 2na
26 June 1971, American
Rapper

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
01 March 1955, Congolese
Gynecologist

Whitney Young Jr.Whitney Young
31 July 1921, American
Civil rights activist
Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba
30 April 1943, Zambian
Politician

Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927, Nigerian, American
Musician, Percussionist

Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American
Activist

C. Delores TuckerC. Delores Tucker
04 October 1927, American
Politician

Septima Poinsette ClarkSeptima Poinsette Clark
03 May 1898, American
Educator
Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
28 August 1973, American
Artist

Derrick BellDerrick Bell
06 November 1930, American
Lawyer
Albertina SisuluAlbertina Sisulu
21 October 1918, South African
Political activist

Toni Cade BambaraToni Cade Bambara
25 March 1939, American
Author
Charles W. ChesnuttCharles W. Chesnutt
20 June 1858, American
Author
Roy InnisRoy Innis
06 June 1934, American
Activist